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hindenburg disaster version 2 elizabeth post

university of kansas typographic systems - spring 2013


It’s starting to rain again. it’s... the rain had ... uh... s l a c k e d up a little bit.


The back motors of the ship are just h o l d i n g

it

u h

...

justenough to keep it from


It’s burst into flames! Get this, Charlie! Get this, Charlie!


It’s crashing terrible!

Oh my! Get out of my way,

please!


r n s bu t i g It’s burning and into flames and the...


and it’s

af l l i n g on the

mooring mast.


And all the folks agree that this is terrible —­

WORST This is the w o r s t of the

c a t a s t r o p h e s in t h e w o r l d .


It’s flames!

it’s crashing! Oh!


Four or five hundred feet into the sky and it....

It’s a

terrific crash ladies and gentlemen.


It’s smoke, and it’s in flames now.... and the frame is

CRASH G

to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast.


HUMANITY! oh the


Andallthepassengers screaming around here

I told you... it—I can’t even talk to people


theirFRIENDS areonthere!

Ah! It’s... it... it’s a...

ah!

I....................................... I can’t talk, ladies and gentlemen.


Hindenburg Disaster report  

A typographic look at Herb Morrison's dramatic report of the Hindenburg Disaster.

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